Monday, August 06, 2012

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM: Kernersville | Charlotte, NC - Photos & Vids

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM LIVE IN KERNERSVILLE, NC
August 3, 2012 - Bucked Up Super Saloon

Lindsey jammed them in Friday night at Bucked Up Super Saloon in Kernersville, NC... Couple of vids and photos below... Reviewed by CADreaming over on the Ledge.. check it out

Stephanie

Go Insane
Photo (left) by Ian Kirwan with a couple more of his shots here:
 Photo (right) by Trufan70: Check out the gallery here

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM LIVE IN CHARLOTTE, NC
July 31, 2012 - Neighborhood Theater
Photos by Vikas Nambiar
Check out the Gallery | Slideshow




Saturday, August 04, 2012

PHOTOS + REVIEW: Stevie Nicks "her voice is still strong, confident, and amazingly rich in the deeper tones"

16 Great Photos by Florida Entertainment Scene
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STEVIE NICKS
LIVE IN ORLANDO
August 3, 2012


The sultry Stevie Nicks and randy Rod Stewart seem like an odd pairing for a concert event, but last night’s Orlando stop on their Heart & Soul tour provided an entertaining evening of musical nostalgia by two pros who still have it.

Opening the show with a 75-minute set featuring solo tunes old and new, as well as those songs made famous through her days with Fleetwood Mac, Nicks has never sounded better. Sure, she’s lost some of the upper register (which she graciously concedes to her back-up duo) but her voice is still strong, confident, and amazingly rich in the deeper tones.

Unlike Stewart, whose most recent output has been a recurring trip to the  Great American Songbook, Nicks had her 2011 critically acclaimed release In Your Dreams to draw from. And surprisingly, those songs (of which three were performed) blended perfectly with her classic hits. Most notable was “Soldier’s Angel,” a mournful ballad inspired by her own interactions with wounded American soldiers.

But it was the classics that most of the audience was there to hear, and she didn’t disappoint. An Irish-tinged and string laden intro to Fleetwood Mac’s “Gold Dust Woman” gave that song new life, and the ghostly “Rhiannon” was presented in two different versions garnering the ultimate theatricality.

The solo years of the 80s kicked into gear with a fun arrangement of “Stand Back” while she announced that she was wearing the original “Stand Back” cape from the 1983 video. It was her first chance to treat the audience to her signature “Stevie spin” as well.

Seemingly providing the “heart” of the Heart & Soul tour, Nicks closed her set with the luscious “Landslide,” accompanied by a slide show of her life for a song she equated with family and loving those close to you.

Reed the full Review by Brad Haynes at 1059Sunnyfm

The Orlando Sentinel - Aug 3, 2012
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Photos: Lindsey Buckingham Captured in Charlotte, NC 7/31


Lindsey Buckingham Live
Charlotte, NC
Neighborhood Theater
July 31, 2012

Photos by Bleudream

Friday, August 03, 2012

Review: Stevie Nicks Orlando 8/3 Nicks offered a dramatic assortment of mystical gestures


STEVIE NICKS | ROD STEWART - LIVE IN ORLANDO
Review by: Jim Abbott

“Two legends, one stage,” proclaimed ads for the “Heart & Soul” tour of Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks.

Part of that might be a stretch, but there was one stage on Friday at a nearly packed Amway Center.

In terms of musical chemistry, these two veteran rock stars seem like an odd couple. Not exactly leather and lace, you know?

Still, Stewart and Nicks (who didn’t sing together on this night) have enough classic favorites for an appealing nostalgia trip. That’s especially true for Stewart, who also possesses a knack for channeling material of heavyweight songwriters from Bob Dylan to Van Morrison.

Nicks, on the other hand, hasn’t been as busy, releasing only two studio projects since 2001. In a well-constructed 75-minute opening set, songs from her 2011 “In Your Dreams” album were strong enough to hope that she doesn’t wait so long for the next release. Even without the rest of her old band, the classics “Dreams,” “Gold Dust Woman” and “Landslide” remain powerful.

Dressed in flowing black, with matching fingerless gloves, Nicks offered a dramatic assortment of mystical gestures and the occasional spinning dance move, especially in a theatrical “Rhiannon.” Between songs, she was chatty enough to qualify as the heart of the “Heart & Soul” tour.

Full Review at Orlando Sentinel

Photo by: Joshua C. Cruey, Orlando Sentinel


LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM LIVE IN WILMINGTON, NC

Interesting looking venue! Small... Intimate for sure... and in what appears to be the woods!  
The sound must have been awesome!


STEVIE NICKS | ROD STEWART - LIVE IN PITTSBURGH
My most anticipated internship assignment of the summer happened on Saturday night when I went to CONSOL Energy Center to photograph Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks in concert.  I was especially excited to see Stevie because I consider her one of my musical heroes, and I had always wanted to watch her perform live.  Yet, I was also curious to see what Rod Stewart’s set was like, since I like a good number of his songs and had heard he was really funny and entertaining onstage.

Full Review by Gretchen Unico at wpxi.com

Update: Tour Stats... Stevie Nicks Solo + 3 Heart & Soul Dates

STEVIE NICKS 2012 TOUR STATS
Solo and Heart and Soul Tour
Below are the shows reported on so far.
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Regarding the Uncasville show... It is odd that the attendance figure at 3,384 is being reported with a capacity of 3,786.  The venue IS far larger then that... As an example, in April, 2008 when Stevie played the same venue, these were the numbers that were reported:  Attendance: 7,466  |  Capacity: 7,681

So I think this number this year that was reported can't be correct.  And like someone said below, good seats and tickets were hard to come by for this show.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

RANDOM VINYL: FLEETWOOD MAC - FLEETWOOD MAC (1975)

by Jill Riley, Minnesota Public Radio,
Steve Seel, Minnesota Public Radio

St. Paul, Minn. - This is the second self-titled Fleetwood Mac record (the first was the Peter Green era). The band now had the "classic" lineup of Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.

89.3 The Current

NEW DATE: Stevie Nicks Live in St. Petersburg, FL Sept. 24th Tix Onsale Aug 11th


With rumors (sorry about that) of a 2012 Fleetwood Mac reunion swirling in the air, Stevie Nicks will sate her solo jones with a Sept. 24 gig at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg.

Now 64, the mystic Gold Dust Woman will play tracks from 2011 album In Your Dreams as well as her sweet solo blasts (Stand Back, Edge of Seventeen, If Anyone Falls) and Mac attacks (Rhiannon, Dreams).

And don't be fooled by the scarves and soft lighting: Ms. Nicks likes to TURN IT UP in concert, a robust volume her rock paramours (Don Henley, Lindsey Buckingham) would appreciate.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show go on sale at noon Saturday (Aug. 11) and can be purchased at TheMahaffey.com, (727) 893-7832 or at the Mahaffey box office (which is open noon-6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday). Ticket are $65, $85, $115, $125 and $175. The theater is at 400 First St. S., next to The DalĂ­ Museum.

Tampa Bay.com

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Review: Lindsey Buckingham - Franklin, TN 7/27

Review: Lindsey Buckingham At Franklin Theatre, Franklin, TN
By Jessica Pace

Lindsey Buckingham’s summer tour has already been recognized by American Songwriter, but is something worth revisiting because of the musician’s July 27 sold-out performance on Franklin Theatre’s stage.

Known to often sing in a low, taut murmur, Buckingham unleashed his vocals fully, fleshing out the thin skins of his doleful strains like the weary beauty “Shut Us Down,” and inspiriting the carefree melodies of songs played with Fleetwood Mac like “Bleed to Love Her” and “Go Your Own Way.”

Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac's spark plug will be LIVE Aug 2nd in Carrboro, NC


LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM @ THE ARTSCENTER
Indy Weekly

Fleetwood Mac would not have become a legend without Lindsey Buckingham. The band's spark plug, he's an endlessly energetic guitarist with a uniquely tangled style. He fashions catchy hooks before subverting them with production that favors complexity over knee-jerk appeal. He's a singular talent, the chief reason that the work of three disparate pop songwriters became one of the most cohesive catalogs in rock history. His solo performances offer up these gifts in all their unmitigated glory. Acoustic odes spiral into reverb-drenched bliss, and full-band rockers rush forth with meticulous momentum. 

In short, be there, even if you're holding out for a 2013 Fleetwood Mac reunion. 

Only 25 Tickets Remain... go get'em!

Ticket Prices: $46, $54
Show Time: 8:30 p.m. 

Written by: Jordan Lawrence

WIN Tickets To See Stevie Nicks Live in Tulsa, OK Aug 8th


WIN TICKETS THIS WEEK (8/2 - 8/8) FROM 94.1 THE SOUND!
Listen to 94.1 The Sound and Jason Taylor in the 8am hour weekdays from 8/2 - 8/8.  When you hear a  Rod Stewart song play (in the 8am hour) be caller 10 at 918-460-9494 to win tickets! 

Two Legends.  One Stage.  Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks at the BOK Center, Tulsa, OK Wednesday, August 8th, 2012.  

Tickets are available online at www.bokcenter.com, Arby’s Box Office, all Tickets.com outlets, or by calling 1-866-7-BOKCTR, tickets are  $49.50, $89.50 and $149.50 plus service fees.

Review: Lindsey Buckingham Live in Charlotte "his fingers are like some kind of tap-dancing spider"

Lindsey Buckingham, The Neighborhood Theatre, July 31, 2012

Review By Eric
Standing On The Shoulders of Giant Midgets

This is the thing you need to know if Lindsey Buckingham is coming to a stage in your area, whether he's coming as the small machine (what he calls his solo stuff these days) or the big machine (the Mac): that Lindsey Buckingham is one of the best guitarists you will ever see in your life. Regardless of whether you like any of his material with or without the band; this is a separate issue, and I couldn't give a damn whether you care for Fleetwood Mac or loathe them, or think you loathe them because there was a Christine McVie song that was sweet the first two times you heard it and the sense of drowning in maple syrup the subsequent hundred-and-fifteen. You will see very few guitar players better than Lindsey Buckingham. He is almost certainly one of the ten best players you will ever see in your life, should you be so lucky. Let me add that I only qualify this as much as I do because there's some slim chance you work at a retirement home for elderly blues musicians or live in some mythical Appalachian valley where every adult male is a blind bluegrass picker with a soul overbrimming with Man's ancient despair boiling up from a bottomless depth. It's just possible you were a roadie for The Yardbirds or something ridiculous like that, and so Lindsey Buckingham manages to tag in as the eleventh-best guitar player you could ever see. Fair enough. But he's good. He's goddamn good.

And when you go, if you go, watch those hands of his. Dammit, watch those hands.

Read Eric's full review

Review: Lindsey Buckingham, Neighborhood Theatre, 7/31/2012

By Jeff Hahne
Creative Loafing
Includes Photos

Lindsey Buckingham only needed his voice and a guitar to connect with each person at the Neighborhood Theatre on Tuesday night. The large theater setting felt more like a coffeehouse as the Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist hypnotized the packed venue with a 13-song set spotlighting his vocal and finger-picking abilities.

Dressed in jeans, black shirt and a jacket, the gray-haired Buckingham hit the stage and opened with "Cast Away Dreams" from his solo album, Under the Skin.

Receiving a brief standing ovation after the opening song, Buckingham smiled and said thank you before grabbing a new guitar and starting the next song. It was a pattern repeated often in the night as Buckingham and crowd alike seemed to enjoy every moment of the performance.

There were no requests taken, no changing of the setlist and no drama in the performance — he simply stood in the spotlight and showed his talents as a musician, singer and songwriter.

Buckingham offered a few brief stories between songs — of joining Fleetwood Mac, of being a part of a "big machine" vs. the current tour's "small machine" (he's shared the same stories at each tour stop) — but the music took center stage for the hour-and-15-minute set featuring solo material as well as a few Fleetwood Mac favorites.
On "Never Going Back Again," Buckingham's vocals went from whisper to anguished cries as he displayed his complete vocal range in a matter of minutes. He mesmerized the crowd with the finger picking display of "Stephanie," and inspired a singalong with set closer "Go Your Own Way." The emotion and dexterity that poured out during "Big Love" were a stunning reminder of Buckingham's talent and his captivating abilities.

The 62-year-old, whose songs helped propel Fleetwood Mac to stardom in the 1970s and '80s, hasn't missed a step over the years and while his voice and musicianship may be more seasoned, his strength in each hasn't wavered. There may be a lack of spontaneity in his solo performances, but Buckingham makes up for it by doing what he does best and doing it really well.

Setlist
Cast Away Dreams
Bleed to Love Her
Not Too Late
Stephanie

Come
Shut Us Down
Go Insane
Never Going Back Again
Big Love
I'm So Afraid
Go Your Own Way
Encore
Trouble
Seeds We Sow

They put it up... They'll have to take it down.

Photo by Greensboro Coliseum
No go for Stevie and Rod in Greensboro, NC tonight.  It's been reported that Rod is ill and will have to back out of the show at the Greensboro Coliseum.  The show won't be rescheduled.

Due to a sudden illness and following the advice of his doctor, Rod Stewart has regretfully been forced to cancel his concert tonight with Stevie Nicks in Greensboro, NC.

Ticket refunds will be available from the original point of purchase starting Friday August 3. Tickets purchased via phones or online will be automatically refunded.

The tour is scheduled to resume on Friday, August 3rd at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.